Selling 2011 MBA to buy 2012MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rocoloco, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. rocoloco macrumors member

    May 3, 2011
    How many of you are thinking of selling your current gen MBA to purchase a new 2012 MBA?

    I bought my first MBA last year and I've read that macs keep their value, so I think this would not be a stupid move even if they have only upgraded to Ivy Bridge?
  2. Lindenhurst macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2011
    I guess even if you get within few hundred dollars to do so, it still cost you a few hundred dollars to do so..If you got $$$ to burn....I guess burn it.
    For makes zero sense because the difference in processor will make no difference to me.
  3. kodeman53 macrumors 65816

    May 4, 2012
    If I had a 2010 MBA, I might sell it to buy the 2012 version, but not if I had a 2011 version.

    It's no different than the iPhone and iPad. Upgrading every other model makes more sense for most people.
  4. rocoloco thread starter macrumors member

    May 3, 2011
    I know is just... "that feeling" you know...but maybe you're right. I just thought since my mba is exactly like out of the store I would not have to burn a lot of cash.. On the other hand if there is USB 3.0 coming our way...
  5. Nychot macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2011
    I'm selling my 13" 2011 mbp for a refurb 13". 2011 mba. Prices on refurbs shud come down $100. I eant the 4gb 128. The mbp is just too fg heavy.
  6. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    I have a 2009 MBA 2,1... I am SO selling it for a new one!
  7. rocoloco thread starter macrumors member

    May 3, 2011
  8. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    "that feeling" can be unnecessarily expensive.

    Yes, it sorta svcks not having the current model and having that nagging wish that you had the updated features and capabilities...

    ... but the money-smart person steps back and objectively looks at what you can't do today that the new version would let you do, then weighs those things against the cost to do the upgrade.

    For *my* needs, I'm really not constrained by my 2011 MBA13. Yes the 2012 would have more ram, cpu speed, etc - all of which are nice things, but since I'm not limited in what I can do, there's not enough value (for me) to justify the cost. The equation will be different for other people.
  9. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    Have an 2011 and don't see the need right now after looking at the release a few min ago. Office user here and Internet use....won't pay off for me....
  10. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    Gazelle's showing my 2,1 is worth about US$312, and I've got a friend who's willing to buy it for that.
  11. ET iPhone Home, Jun 11, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2012

    ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    Agree. I'm keeping my MBA 2011, purchased in Oct. 2011. It's fast enough for what I do with it. I don't game on this and it makes no sense for me to upgrade unless I'm opting for the redesign (which I'm only curious about). I'm still trying to figure what it looks like.


    It looks the same. Yeah, I'm definitely holding onto my MBA 2011.


    Or does it look the same? It looks like Apple hasn't updates their site. Not showing the 15" MBA.
  12. rocoloco thread starter macrumors member

    May 3, 2011
  13. KohPhiPhi macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2011
    I do not think this update has been "juicy" enough to justify the switch from 2011 to 2012.

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